RFK Jr. Believes Confiscating Firearms Won’t Stop Mass Shootings
During a town hall in New Hampshire on June 24, 2023, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declared that he will not seize lawful Americans’ firearms. Moreover, he stressed that such measures would not prevent school shootings.
The National Association for Gun Rights Regional Director Will Fite tweeted on June 24 about the town hall meeting after RFK Jr. emphasized that he is not going to confiscate guns.
On top of that, RFK Jr. called attention to the United States Supreme Court New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen decision and noted it is not possible to “do anything” to secure gun control, even if someone wanted more of it.
RFK Jr. concentrated on school shootings and rejected asserting that taking firearms would be an effective measure in deterring such attacks.
He stated, “Anyone who tells you that we can end the violence to our children that’s going on now by removing people’s guns, in the margin that has been left to us by this very expansive Supreme Court decision [Bruen] is not being truthful with you.”
RFK Jr. stressed that “something has changed in this country. It’s not the guns, we’ve always had the guns.” He believes that policymakers’ attention should shift from firearms to researching how psychiatric drugs have an impact on children.
Breitbart News previously reported on a discussion between Elon Musk and RFK Jr., in which RFK Jr. declared, “My position on gun control is that I’m not going to take away anybody’s guns. I’m a constitutional maximalist and the issue has been settled by the Supreme Court.”
Should he assume the presidency, RFK Jr. stated that he will “thoroughly investigate” any role that “psychiatric drugs” have potentially played in high-profile mass shootings.
The Democratic presidential candidate may be on to something here. Most policymakers, much less social commentators, won’t talk about the role that psychotropic drugs have likely played in making mass shooters go nuts. This, and not fixating on regulating guns, should be the policy question being asked by our leaders.
However, the US ruling class is filled with petty despots who care more about micromanaging people’s lives as opposed to preserving freedoms and ask uncomfortable questions about our societal ills.